Beyond the run of the mill

We highlight 5 gyms in downtown Singapore that will help you get in shape in 2020

It’s a new decade and chances are you’ve made yet another resolution to get fighting fit this year. We know how hard it is to squeeze in a session at the gym when you’re working hard to advance up the corporate ladder.

To help you hit your wellness goals for 2020, here are some gyms in the CBD area that will give you a workout that promises never to be boring.

High Intensity Interval Training

If you’re strapped for time and find it hard to make it to a gym class, Ritual Gym conducts classes every 30 minutes from 6 am to closing, seven days a week. Ritual conducts HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) classes that incorporate basic but effective movement such as squats, push-ups, pull-ups and deadlifts. And with outlets at Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar, CBD workers will never have an excuse not to exercise; all you need is half an hour.

Membership: Unlimited and pay-per-class
Pricing: $20 to $35 per class, or $198 per month for a 12-month off-peak membership

Raffles Place, 11 North Canal Road #03-01, Singapore 048824
Tanjong Pagar, 140 Robinson Road #03-01, Singapore 068907


If climbing walls is more your thing, then you’ll love this premium bouldering facility at OUE Downtown Gallery. Boulder Movement features walls measuring 30 metres in total length, and around 100 square metres of climbing surface. The space also houses a fitness corner for you to warm up before you climb, or to hone your skills with specialised equipment.

Membership: Unlimited and walk-ins
Pricing: From $98 per month for unlimited entries, or $30 for day entry pass

OUE Downtown Gallery, 6A Shenton Way #B1-03, Singapore 068815


If you’re already in decent shape and want to up your game, a CrossFit regime that combines weightlifting, callisthenics, HIIT, as well endurance exercises into one intensive package might be the answer.

Mobilus offer eight training programmes that cater to different fitness levels, from the entry-level Basics to the competition-level Compete. There are two outlets in the CBD to choose from – Clarke Quay and Chinatown; both are located to MRT stations of the same name on the North-East Line.

Membership: Unlimited and pay-per-class
Pricing: $25 (members) to $38 (non-members) per class, or $290 for a 1-month unlimited membership

The Riverwalk, 20 Upper Circular Rd #B1-10/16, Singapore 058416

Mixed-Martial Arts

More than just a combat sport, Mixed-Martial Arts (MMA) has also become a popular way for office types to stay in peak condition. Homegrown Impact MMA has made a name for itself for producing top fighters, including Singapore’s first and, so far, only fighter in the UFC.

Don’t fret if you’re a beginner, however, as Impact caters to all regardless of fitness level or martial arts experience. Impact MMA offers classes in different martial arts, including Muay Thai, Brazilian Jujitsu, Boxing and Wrestling.

Membership: Walk-in and monthly membership
Pricing: $36 (members) to $42 (non-members) per walk-in class, membership packages range from $139 to $288 per month

3 Shenton Way, #03-06A Shenton House, Singapore 068805


For those who are serious about getting ripped in the new year, Barry’s Bootcamp at Tanjong Pagar can help you burn up to 1,000 calories in one 50-minute class. Their workouts comprise of weight training and cardiovascular activities, with an intense dose of anaerobic exercises to keep your muscle and heart working overtime. Classes focus on a different muscle group each day; whether its abs and arms or chest, back and abs.

There’s currently only one outlet of this international chain in Singapore, conveniently located near Tanjong Pagar MRT station.

Membership: Monthly and pay-per-class
Pricing: $40 to $46 per class, or $480 for 12 classes to be used within a month

18 Robinson Road #03-03, Singapore 048547